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Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 810
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Hostin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Hostin's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,939 - $7,981
  • Medicare Cost: $452 - $570
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. James Guess, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guess's areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Guess honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Dennis speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7557 Rambler Road; Suite 730
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones-Quaidoo include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Paul Courtney, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5228 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Courtney sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Courtney's clinical interests include back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Courtney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Courtney is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,734 - $8,178
  • Medicare Cost: $812 - $1,750
Dr. Michael Scott Turner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4323 North Josey Lane; Suite 202
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Carrollton, TX, Lewisville, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Turner include back pain, brain surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Turner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,629
Dr. Joseph Keith Preston, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Preston practices neurosurgery in Paris, TX, Irving, TX, and Plano, TX. He has a special interest in brain surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Preston's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Preston's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Brain Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,420
  • Medicare Cost: $1,518
Dr. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Carll has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $1,310
Dr. Robert Gerard Viere, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Robert Viere's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viere accepts. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Viere is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $1,121
Dr. Cameron Noble Carmody, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Carmody's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Carmody a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Carmody include laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carmody studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Complex ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Carter Callewart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Callewart is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Callewart's clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Callewart studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,607 - $7,890
  • Medicare Cost: $1,322 - $1,631
Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Park honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,535 - $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $669 - $1,526
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9101 Lbj Freeway; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myles works as an orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Hurst, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Myles graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,951 - $3,052
  • Medicare Cost: $504 - $1,298
Dr. Shaad Bashir Bidiwala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala is a neurosurgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bidiwala include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Bidiwala is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Bidiwala's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,117
  • Medicare Cost: $1,709
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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Baylor Medical Pavillian 11 Suite 6
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Devesh Ramnath is an orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Ramnath's clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and disc replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Ramnath is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,346
  • Medicare Cost: $1,527

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.